The Los Angeles Dodgers lost 1-0 to the the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday afternoon on the road. Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem, which was tarnished by more un-clutch hitting, and a single passed ball. The Dodgers easily could be up 2-0 on the Cardinals heading back to Los Angeles. Instead an uncharacteristically demoralized Dodgers’ team returns to LA.
But Los Angeles Kings Captain Dustin Brown had some advice for the Dodgers. After Saturday’s game Dustin Brown tweeted
@Dodgers just a reminder LA teams have been known to come back from a 2-0 hole leaving St. Louis.
— dustin brown (@DustinBrown23) October 12, 2013
The Dodgers have very little to feel optimistic about, other than the possible return of Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier to the lineup. But Stanley Cup winning Captain Dustin Brown reminds us to relax. It can be done
The Kings were down 2 Games to 0 to the St. Louis Blues after playing the 4th seeded team in the Western Conference this most recent postseason. It didn’t look very good in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the Kings went on to win 4 very tight, low scoring affairs in a row for a 4-2 series win.
The Dodgers are in that kind of hole now, but you’re supposed to be in a hole after playing two on the road.
There is a very nice sense of community between the professional sports team in Los Angeles at this time which I can’t recall from any other point in my lifetime. Many of the Kings like Matt Greene are big supporters of the Dodgers and threw out the first pitch each of the last 2 seasons. Matt Kemp can regularly be seen at Clippers and Lakers games, and the Lakers Kobe, Pau, Steve Nash, and even then- Laker Dwight Howard were at the Galaxy’s MLS Cup victory.
It’s some good karma and much needed advice at this point. We’ll take the pep tweet. We need it. And if Dustin Brown can hit a 95 mile an hour fastball on the outside half with runners in scoring position we’ll take that too.